Test directory: HCG, Qual., Reflex to Quant.

Ordering Code450R
Test NameHCG, Qual., Reflex to Quant.
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold)
Other Specimen/ContainerPlasma in Lithium Heparin (Green), Serum in Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume1 mL
Handling InstructionsAliquot and freeze serum/plasma for airline transport if transport >3 days
ADD-ON WARNING: LIS may restrict add-on requests for this specific test based on available tubes due to the potential of carryover that exists when adding on to previously aliquoted tubes using non-disposable pipettes.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
**Airline neighbor island refrigerated, packed with extra
coolants to ensure refrigerated temperature for the duration
of transport.
Specimen StabilityRefrigerated: 3 Days
Frozen: 12 Months
Frozen samples should be thawed only once.
Rejection CriteriaInsufficient quantity, Specimen older than stability limits,
Received ambient, Heat treated sample, Grossly hemolyzed
Avail. StatYES
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologyECLIA-Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
HCG, QualitativeALL


                                      NEGATIVE:      < 5 mIU/mL
                                      POSITIVE: > OR = 5 mIU/mL^ 
   hCG immunoassays may be affected by heterophile
   antibodies, causing false positive results.
   Correlation of the hCG result with the patient's
   clinical condition is recommended.

See report.